For those of you that have been following Missouri Girl, you know these 3 things:
I love the holidays.
I love a good bargain.
I love DIY (do it yourself) projects.
This project combines all of these things and I just love the results.
Today I’m going to show you how I made a high-end New Year’s Eve wreath for $10.00.
It began with smart shopping. I hit the after Christmas sale at The Dollar Tree and scored these ornaments for $0.50 each. I needed 12 of the 19 ornaments below. I decided to use the 3 smaller sizes and saved the larger ones (plus a few extras) for another project.
To make the wreath, I used 8 of the medium bulbs, 3 small, and 1 extra-small.
I also purchased a grapevine wreath form from The Dollar Tree for $1.00. I was a little apprehensive about using a grapevine form as I have used foam forms in the past to make ornament wreaths. However, the price was right and it worked perfectly.
When I’m doing DIY projects for holidays, I usually stick with the associated color schemes.
Gold, silver, and black shout New Year’s Eve so those were the colors I needed for this wreath.
After going to 4 different stores and not finding a single black bulb, I decided it was time to bring out the black spray paint. Luckily I already had some so I grabbed a box and got to spraying.
I quickly discovered that Christmas bulbs are not the easiest to spray paint. The second the paint hit the bulb, they would scatter.
I spent an incredible amount of time chasing bulbs around that box!
Once the black bulbs dried it was time to start attaching them to the wreath form.
I used a hot glue gun to do this. Be careful working with the hot glue. It is very unpleasant when it hits your finger instead of the project.
It works great but remember to hot glue the bulbs to both the wreath AND the surrounding bulbs or else the bulbs will pop off. You need at least 3 points of contact to create a sturdy wreath.
Begin applying the medium and small bulbs around the wreath form. Don’t think about it too much, just grab and stick. You will use the extra-small bulbs later to fill in all of the gaps. Also, don’t worry about the hot glue showing. Once you have all of the bulbs on, the hot glue will fade into the background. If you happen to have a stray glob or string of glue, it can easily be removed.
See the gap? Stick an extra-small bulb there to hide the wreath form.
It took about an hour to attach all of the bulbs.
To finish the wreath, I added a beautiful gold ribbon that I got on sale for $3. Dollar Tree frequently has ribbon, so grab it when you see it.
Unfortunately they were already sold out or I could have had an $8 wreath.
Isn’t this gorgeous?!?!
I have seen ornament wreaths in stores for well over $50. However, with a little planning and thrifty shopping you can make one for a fraction of the cost. This is the Christmas Wreath I made several years ago.
My New Year’s Eve Wreath has a new home hanging in front of my favorite window.
Hoping you all have an amazing 2020!